From the moment we wake until the moment we fall asleep, we use our hands constantly. Yet, when it comes to skincare, we hardly ever think to include our hands in our routines. Given that our hands are constantly in use and exposed to harsh elements like the sun, they are one of the first places to show signs of aging on the body. In this blog post, we’ll discuss ways to improve and preserve the youthfulness of your hands.
What causes signs of aging on the hands?
- Sun exposure. As we mentioned above, your hands are constantly exposed to the sun, which can lead to sunspots showing up in your 50s or sooner. We recommend using a lotion with SPF protection every day. If you’re in the sun, make sure you remember to apply sunscreen to your hands, and if you wash your hands, reapply as needed. MDPen offers a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer that not only offers protection from the sun, but hydrates and moisturizes as well.
- Wrinkles. The skin on your hands is thin to begin with, but as you age, the fat deposits on your hands shrink, causing the veins to become more pronounced. The best way to combat this fat loss is to supplement the collagen in your hands. Treatments like microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, are great options for this.
- Dry skin. Dry skin on the hands occurs as a result of constant use. The best way to combat dry skin (aside from drinking plenty of water), is to apply moisturizer daily and often. Investing in a high-quality, all-natural moisturizer will help your skin to retain moisture, and look smoother. Pure Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient you should look for in a moisturizer, as it replenishes your skin’s moisture content and helps to restore its elasticity.
- Certain medications. Some medications can dry out your skin and cause it to become thinner. If this applies to you, invest heavily in a daily skincare routine that does not neglect the hands.
How Microneedling Can Help Restore the Skin on Your Hands
What is microneedling? Medical microneedling is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that involves creating tiny micro-injuries to your skin to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a major protein in the body that works to heal wounds when they occur. Collagen does this by building new layers to strengthen and replace your existing skin, which results in less sagging and a more youthful appearance.
When you treat your hands with a microneedling procedure, your skin will show less wrinkles and fine lines. Microneedling when used in conjunction with the highest-quality skin care products can help reverse the signs of aging on your hands, and give them the appearance you desire.
Professional Microneedling Treatments
Professional medical microneedling is tailored to your specific desired results. Our microneedling pens can adjust the depth to target different layers of your skin, and you can choose the number of treatments you desire to achieve the look you want. Microneedling is effective against many signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also effective in diminishing scars, such as stretch marks and acne scars, and helping to diminish skin pigmentations.
You do have to age, but that doesn’t mean you have to show it!